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Special Issue "Adaption of Herbivorous Insects to Plant Chemical Defense"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Pest and Vector Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 2841
Special Issue Editor
Interests: insect-plant interaction; chemical ecology; detoxification; genomics; pest management
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Special Issue Information
Insect herbivores, confronted with a variety of noxious chemicals in their food, have evolved various counter-defense mechanisms to cope with their harmful effects. The evolution of novel adaptation mechanisms to plant defensive compounds in insects has enabled them to utilize new host plants and retain their ecological position. Therefore, studies on the underlying mechanisms of insects’ adaptations to plant defense are crucial to understand how insect herbivores have diversified on plants. These mechanisms include simply avoiding continuous contact, excreting unwanted compounds rapidly, modifying them enzymatically into less or nontoxic molecules, sequestering them for further utilization, or developing target-site insensitivity. In this Special Issue, we will collect basic and applied research papers, as well as minireviews, focusing on the ways that herbivorous insects have adapted to plant defensive compounds, seeking submissions from experts working on topics related to molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms of insects’ adaptations to plant chemical defenses.
Dr. Seung-Joon Ahn
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- molecular biology
- metabolic detoxification
- plant defense
- environmental stress
- counter adaptation
- detoxification enzymes